November 2017

9:30 am - 11:30 am

"Academics who write for 30 minutes a day produce, on average, more peer-reviewed publications than academics who write for big blocks of time. But the 'snacks' have to be regular — 45 minutes once a week doesn't work, but 45 minutes a day 5 days a week does wonders."--Maria Gardiner & Hugh Kearns, Nature, 2011


October 2017

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

CAPS and BGWA are coming together for Mindfulness Mondays!

We will be meeting in the Graduate Student Center - 3rd floor conference room. Our session will tackle the following topics:

  • Exploring the impact of oppression on women
  • Fostering a sense of community and empowerment
  • Providing wellness practices for managing stress
5:38 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Latin American Graduate Student Assembly (LAGAPSA) for a happy hour in celebration of Día de los Muertos!

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration of remembrance. Originating in Mexico, this holiday celebrates our deceased loved ones, traditionally involving setting up an altar. It is an opportunity for different communities to celebrate past lives and moments.

A limited number of drink tickets will be provided - first come, first served!

5:29 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to discuss thought-provoking articles on racism and anti-racist work. No prior knowledge on these topics is required. White folks, who may have thought less about these issues, are especially encouraged to attend. All participants must come committed to doing anti-racist work, including challenging how racism has affected your own thoughts and behaviors. The goal is to gain a clearer understanding of the effects of racism on society at all levels and how to combat its virulent hold over ourselves and our culture.

5:07 pm - 8:30 pm

A lecture on black boys and education. The course will intentionally draw linkages between the pervasive undervaluing and criminalization of black boys and men in society and how those same patterns are evident in school, college, and university settings.

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Penn Graduate Queer Women's Happy Hour returns! Come meet other members of the LBT graduate community over drinks and snacks in a relaxed environment. The first 30 people to arrive get free drinks!

Join us at the Toasted Walnut, Philly's new queer-owned lesbian bar at 13th and Walnut!

Don't hesitate to come alone! Many friendly faces will welcome you. Friends and partners are invited too!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Missing fall break?? Join us for our Welcome Back at the Class of '49 Auditorium in Houston Hall for a night of fun and networking with FREE FOOD from Koreana and drinks!

All Penn graduate students are welcome!

Penn Student ID and government issued ID required (for alcohol) and will be checked upon entry. Event co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Center.

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As part of the Gradfest festivities, come meet members of GAPSA's IDEAL Council and learn more about our university-wide initiatives.

Food, drinks, and IDEAL swag! Hope to see you there!